Postdoc in computational physics of magnetic materials

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

Job description

We seek 1-2 excellent candidates for positions as postdoctoral researchers in computational materials physics with a focus on magnetic properties, placed in Professor Anna Delin's research group at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. The research, which has a strong emphasis on basic research, will be performed in close collaboration with Professor Olle Eriksson's group at Uppsala University (materials theory) and Professor Johan Åkerman's group at Gothenburg University (experimental spintronics). Using high-performance computational (HPC) resources, Anna s research team analyzes electron structure, magnetic properties and transport properties of primarily low-dimensional systems (e.g., surfaces, polymers, molecules, nanosystems). We also perform method development. An important focus is spin transport and the connection between spin and lattice dynamics. Our research method is based on density functional calculations and atomistic spin dynamics, micromagnetic simulations and model Hamiltonians, in combination with data-driven methods. The group has access to large HPC resources.

As a postdoctoral researcher in the group, you are expected to take a driving role in one or more of the areas described above. The specific research project will be designed based on your specific expertise and research interests. A small amount of supervision of PhD students and/or teaching may be included in the position.

The applied physics department at KTH offers a vibrant and stimulating research environment. We are co-located with researchers from Stockholm University and NORDITA. Throughout the academic year, seminars, schools and workshops are organized and frequently visited by world leading researchers from many fields of physics.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant research area, obtained not more than three years prior to the application deadline (time spent on, e.g., parental leave or sick leave can be deducted). Applicants should have significant previous research experience from a research environment other than KTH.

Qualified candidates must have in-depth knowledge of quantum physics and physics of magnetic materials, as well as extensive experience in computational materials physics, documented in the form of for example scientific publications and/or method development.

Applicants should be very motivated to carry out basic research at a high level and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Pedagogical ability and great willingness to collaborate are important personal characteristics.

Excellent oral and written knowledge of the English language is required, in particular excellent ability to draft and write scientific publishable text. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage .

Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Fixed term employment /temporary contract 2021 -12-31.

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Others

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Monthly salary
City: Stockholm
Reference number: S-2019-2045
Published: 2019-11-19
Last application date: 2019-12-10


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